30% of our grocery bill goes to beverages!
I can hear you now...."Not me!" But, it is sadly true.
If you consider all that goes into this category, it becomes more real:
- orange juice
- all other juices
When we realized this expensive phenomenon, we made a rule in our home: when you are thirsty, have a glass of water. If you still want the other beverage you were going to reach for, then you can have it.
This rule applied at all meals as well: water first, others second.
Our bodies need the water more than we need the other items.
I get into discussions with moms all the time about milk and calcium intake, but that is another blog for another time. But here is a sneak peak: there is calcium in other less expensive sources.
To help you understand the cost, here is a breakdown to help you see the value of water:
1 gallon of milk costs $3.50
1 gallon of orange juice costs $3.21
1 gallon of soda pop costs $1.50
1 gallon of bottle water costs $1.00
1 gallon of tap water costs $0.01
This is an area we can make a quick dent in.